As a construction solutions firm, we see innovative acts of engineering heroism every day. On job sites across the city, the impossible is often made possible through the brilliance of imagination, seasoned know-how, and the sheer will to succeed.
Nothing we’ve seen has quite matched the complexity and demonstrated jobsite elegance of building New York City’s tallest modular structure. And after two years of careful planning and coordination, we couldn’t be more proud to see our client, general contractor The Rinaldi Group and their partner DeSimone Consulting Engineers awarded ENR’s 2019 Global Best Project Award for Residential / Hospitality.
Our firm worked from excavation to temporary certificate of occupancy, coordinating some of the most complicated modular pod lifts that often involved multiple city agencies and coordination with the public – all during a season of continuous bad weather and high winds. While modular building is certainly intended to streamline timelines, there are many obstacles that need to be addressed and coordinated efficiently. We certainly have the experience, having worked for more than 18 months on the citizenM New York Bowery Hotel until it’s opening, to assist the next innovative builder of modular hotel construction.
citizenM Bowery drew inspiration from the local community for the hotel’s interior, which is filled with an eclectic mix of contemporary art, photography, and objects by local artists. With an entrance through a public plaza engulfed in greenery, benches and picnic tables, there is a street-level cafe open to guests and the public. To add to the spectacular vibe of the hotel, the Museum of Street Art (MoSA) created an artist collective, spanning the entire 20-foot high floor staircase in the hotel bar area. If that isn’t enough, there is a rooftop bar/lounge with spectacular 360-degree views of New York.
The citizenM project has so far ignited the imagination of New York City’s real estate industry and the press, garnering coverage in The Commercial Observer with two stories, The Wall Street Journal, The Real Deal, CurbedNY, 6SqFt, WPIX News, Commercial Property Executive, For Construction Pros.com, Hotel Business Magazine, and Treehugger. The project also won an Award for Excellence in Hotel Development by Urban Land Institute.
ENR’s Global Best Projects Award is selected by a panel of industry veterans and identifies and honors those behind some of today’s most innovative construction and design achievements. 2019 saw a record number of entries from projects across the globe and has produced one of ENR’s most diverse set of award winners with 32 projects spanning across 20 countries. Each of the projects will also be receiving a special feature, in greater detail, as apart of ENR’s September 30th issue.
Having worked with Anthony Rinaldi and his team for the past five-plus years, we always knew TRG is a company truly deserving of such high recognition. TRG is a full-service general contractor and construction management firm, building upon its foundation and tradition of self-performance in both the public and private industry sectors. Its reputation for performance and execution, ingenuity and timing, professionalism and safety have allowed for tremendous growth and ever-more ambitious projects.
At Cahill Strategies, we believe no project in New York’s city limits is impossible. Cahill Strategies has experience representing large general contractors, construction management firms, owners, and developers. A key to our success is our vast network of decision makers that we have the ability to reach on a project’s behalf. Additionally, our team is involved in the legislative and regulatory processes at the Federal, State, and Local levels which affect the construction industry in New York State, New York City, and surrounding regions. We possess the knowledge of industry standards and trends, along with key relationships that will bring complex projects to fruition.
Recent additions to our team include our Safety Consultant, Robert “Bobby” DeAlessio, former New York City Department of Buildings Senior Executive Director of Construction Safety and Construction and Transportation Consultant, Raymond Webb, a former Senior Operations Executive and Regional Director of Facilities Management at the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority – Bridges and Tunnels.
For more information on Cahill Strategies Construction Solutions, contact Diane Cahill at dcahill@cahillstrategies or call us at 631-770-3840.
Cahill Strategies Construction Code and Safety Consultant Bob D’Alessio
Robert “Bobby” D’Alessio, is a former New York City Department of Buildings Senior Executive Director of Construction Safety. Mr. D’Alessio’s focus is predominately in the areas of construction code and safety analysis for our clients’ major new building and renovation projects in the New York City and surrounding regions.
As Cahill Strategies’ Construction Code and Safety Consultant, Bob brings an unparalleled level of knowledge and practical experience to our growing construction solutions practice area.
Cahill Strategies Transportation Consultant Raymond Webb
Raymond Webb is a former Senior Operations Executive and Regional Director of Facilities Management at the New York State Metropolitan Transportation Authority – Bridges and Tunnels. Ray brings 30 years of knowledge and experience to our Transportation Department service portfolio.
As Cahill Strategies’ Transportation Consultant, Ray adds great value and insight to our transportation solutions practice area.